Owner of 2 Syracuse car dealerships allegedly under-reported his sales to the state

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A Syracuse car dealership owner has been arrested for allegedly underreporting his sales and failing to pay the state his taxes.

53-year-old Samy Guindy, of Camillus, operates Auto Hunter, Inc. (2524 Lodi Street) and previously operated the now-shuttered Auto Solution of CNY, Inc. (1120 W. Genesee Street) was arrested for apparently failing to pay New York State $206,573 in sales tax.

Guindy faces separate felony counts for each company. 

For Auto Solution of CNY, he was charged with one count of second-degree grand larceny, 11 counts of third-degree criminal tax fraud and 11 counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, all felonies. 

Guindy allegedly underreported sales made at Auto Solution of CNY, Inc., from December 2010 through August 2015, failing to remit to the state at least $68,856 in sales tax.

For Auto Hunter, Guindy  defendant was charged with one count of second-degree grand larceny, 19 counts of -third-degree criminal tax fraud, and 19 counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, all felonies. 

Guindy allegedly underreported sales made at Auto Hunter, Inc., from December 2010 through May 2017, failing to remit at least $137,717 in sales tax.

If convicted, Guindy could face a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.

New Yorkers aware of sales tax evasion or fraud can anonymously report it online or by phone at 518-457-0578. The Tax Department promptly reviews each complaint and takes corrective action when appropriate.
 

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